by Gary Wilmott, ©2020
Regardless of her eligibility status, Harris is manifestly unfit for office because of her brazen disregard for Constitutional principles, the rule of law, due process, and basic human rights. A Harris-Biden administration would rip this country apart, shredding the Constitution even further while expanding the racial divide. Kamala Harris’s gross indifference to America’s founding principles and her toxic racial politics should be an automatic disqualifier.
Suffice it to say that Harris was not chosen for her political acumen or likeability – and she certainly was not selected for her honesty, integrity, or respect for the Constitution; attributes she is sorely lacking. Harris was selected instead, to institute the ultra-far-left progressive agenda that would advance Obama’s “fundamental transformation” of America once the bumbling Biden is sent packing.
Oddly, Obama – and the powers to be – decided to revive Harris from the political dead and Joe dutifully played along. Although Harris polled poorly during the campaign and embarrassed herself regularly on the stump and in interviews, Harris ticked those gender and race identity boxes. But it appears, in his efforts to elevate Harris politically, Obama was blinded by his ego and post-Trump presidency stratagem, failing to fully appreciate how unpopular, and how demonstrably unskilled and clumsy a candidate Harris was.
No one can argue plausibly that Kamala Harris was an effective and compelling candidate for president. Far from it. She came out like a rocket, but soon flamed out, as it soon became apparent that she could not explain her policy positions and struggled to articulate why she was even running. Democratic voters in turn, made it clear that they were not keen on a female version of the self-righteous Obama, relying on charisma, personality, platitudes, and obvious self-conceit.
Harris proved to be so incredibly phony and inept, that the knock-out punch deftly delivered by Tulsi Gabbard in the Democratic Primary debate last summer sent Harris into a free-fall. To save face, avoid embarrassment, and salvage the remnants of her imploding political career, Harris withdrew weeks before the Iowa caucuses.
With each passing day – until her withdrawal last December – Harris proved to be increasingly unappealing to voters, especially minorities. Her pandering, flip-flopping, propensity for mindless ambiguity, her “ill at ease cackle”, and often condescending demeanor, should have been a tip-off that Harris was not ready for prime time.
But Obama apparently did not see it that way. Harris had always been Obama’s choice for POTUS, and by elevating her to running mate status, Harris would still be poised to step in for the obviously diminished Uncle Joe. Assuming the Democrats can fleece enough votes to ensure victory in November, the only remaining hurdle would be whether Joe wakes up in time to successfully recite the presidential oath of office on January 20, 2021. The VP selection process was nothing more than a charade; a fraud on the American people and a prelude to what can only be characterized as a cynical bait and switch.
Cynical indeed, given the fact that in April 2019 – prior to Biden entering the presidential race – reports surfaced of the former vice president inappropriately touching women. When asked by reporters, Harris said she believed the women who spoke out against her now-running mate: “I believe them, and I respect them being able to tell their story and having the courage to do it.” Last year, while she was still seeking the Democratic nomination. Harris told the San Francisco Chronicle, that Tara Reade “has a right to tell her story, and I believe that, and I believe Joe Biden believes that, too … She has a right to tell her story, and she shouldn’t face any repercussions for that.”
So, if all women are to be believed when it comes to sexual misconduct allegations — according to Democrats and the Me-Too crowd — how is it even possible that Harris accepted Biden’s invitation to be his running mate? Talk about shameless hypocrisy and lack of principles. Clearly, Harris has no moral or ethical compass. She is running alongside Joe Biden for personal gain — nothing more, nothing less. The woman is either an unprincipled hypocrite, or an unprincipled liar.
Harris – a former San Francisco prosecutor and state attorney general, before becoming senator in 2016, has proven to be indifferent and even hostile to the basic principles of the Constitution. For this alone, Harris is unquestionably unfit for the vice-presidency and, of course, the presidency – her ultimate objective. Harris has shown a propensity to ignore the constitutional protections and has inappropriately run her mouth and weighed in on judicial matters repeatedly, showing a clear disdain for the rule of law and due process.
Remember, in August of 2019, then presidential candidate, Kamala Harris, tweeted out accusations that the 2015 death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri was “murder”?
Harris said: “Michael Brown’s murder forever changed Ferguson and America. His tragic death sparked a desperately need conversation and a nationwide movement. We must fight for stronger accountability and racial equality in our justice system.” Harris said this, four years AFTER Officer Darren Wilson was acquitted!
By characterizing Brown’s death as murder, Harris intentionally ignored the facts and purposely fanned the racial flames. Her statement was a brazen-faced lie. Murder is defined as the unlawful, premeditated killing of one human being by another. Harris knows full well that Officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown in self-defense and was exonerated by the Obama/Holder DOJ.
Nevertheless, this irresponsible, incendiary, and divisive tweet by Harris, a former prosecutor, was a purposeful and calculated attempt to pander for votes. The comment was reckless, irresponsible, and only served to further divide the country. Harris showed no respect for the judicial system and a complete disdain for the lives of Officer Darren Wilson and his family.
All Americans should be outraged by such an irresponsible remark. What an affront to the courageous men and women of law enforcement and the judicial system, especially at a time where Democrat leaders are calling for defunding the police and providing cover to the rioters and anarchists. And this coming from a person whose background and training is law and order?
Several years earlier – not surprisingly – Harris went down the same path. Commenting in public about the death of Trayvon Martin, Harris said: “It’s been seven years since we unjustly lost Trayvon Martin,” Harris tweeted. “His tragic death was not just a moment in history — it sparked a movement and his legacy continues to live through our fight for justice.”
“Unjustly lost”? The fact is that George Zimmerman was acquitted on ALL charges. Again, Harris showed no respect for the process. When it comes to race baiting, Harris simply throws rule of law and due process principles out the door. Harris knows better, but she does not care.
And speaking of playing the race card – Harris, quick to score points with black voters – showed her true colors again, by jumping to conclusions in the Jussie Smollett case. On Jan. 29, 2019, she tweeted, “@JussieSmollett is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know. I’m praying for his quick recovery. This was an attempted modern-day lynching. No one should have to fear for their life because of the color of their skin. We must confront his hate.”
“Modern-day lynching”? Who, may I ask, is hating who? The evidence would soon show that it was Jussie Smollett himself – a family friend of Michelle Obama’s former top aide – who faked a hate crime against white supporters of President Trump. But Harris – ever the political opportunist and race-baiter – weighed in irresponsibly, once again. Her reckless comments showed a lack of judgment and sensitivity about the judicial process, the rule of law and again served to exacerbate racial tensions and divide the country.
This ongoing pattern of irresponsible and divisive rhetoric by Kamala Harris never seems to stop. This year, Harris, with an eye on the Democratic vice-presidency nomination, intensified her efforts to pander and race-bait, by weighing in on the police shootings of Jacob Blake, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and the death of George Floyd in the custody of Minneapolis police.
In her first solo speech as the Democrat vice presidential nominee, Senator Kamala Harris vowing to stand with the “protesters” said, “We also see pain, hurt, and destruction in the aftermath of yet another Black man shot by police. Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back in broad daylight in front of his three young sons. People are rightfully angry and exhausted. And after the murders of Breonna and George and Ahmaud and so many others, it is no wonder people are taking to the streets. And I support them.”
“Murders?” Excuse me, these cases have not been adjudicated! By injecting her opinion, Harris again seeks to divide the country further at a time of extreme unrest and volatility. There is nothing accidental about these comments. Harris affords no due process to the police officers involved, nor to the father and son who were subsequently charged in the Arbery shooting. This is a pattern and practice for Harris who as a former prosecutor and state attorney general intentionally ignores the facts of the case while exhibiting absolutely no respect for the rule of law and the protections afforded by the Constitution. Harris is motivated strictly by a desire to score political points. There is no concern for fairness and justice. This is unconscionable.
Back in 2015, when Harris was campaigning for the California senate seat, Harris told the New York Times, “I have been trained, and my experience over decades, is to make decisions after a review of the evidence and the facts. And not to jump up with grand gestures before I’ve done that. Some might interpret that as being cautious. I would tell you that’s just responsible.
So how careful and responsible was Harris regarding George Floyd and his death in the custody of the Minneapolis police this past summer? Well Harris said: “I don’t think there is any question that he did not die of natural causes. He died while this police officer who had been invested with a badge and a gun by the people used the power, he was given by the people to have his knee on a human being’s neck.”
If anyone should know about making just decisions in a criminal matter following an appropriate review of the evidence and the facts it should be a former district attorney and state attorney general. Nevertheless, in the George Floyd matter, Harris predictably jumped in and did her best to prejudice the case with her very public opinion. Her irresponsible, and inflammatory conduct evidenced a callous disregard for the judicial process and the rights of the accused officers. Harris did not know all the circumstances that contributed to the death of George Floyd and as it turned out, a subsequent investigation has revealed additional evidence that could possibly mitigate culpability or perhaps exonerate the officers.
Harris has repeatedly championed the myth of systemic police racism and brutality despite no such evidence. In fact, the data shows just the opposite. This is a betrayal of Harris’ responsibilities both as a former law enforcement official and a government employee sworn to uphold the principles of our Constitution, to be fair and to seek equal justice under the law. Harris has been a vocal cheerleader of the BLM movement, which is nothing more than an anti-American, anti-police, Marxist terror organization. Harris’ enthusiastic embrace of the radical BLM only serves to legitimize and encourage a movement whose true purpose is to divide the country on racial lines and sow chaos and discord in order to supplant the family with the state and destroy the capitalist economy. Kamala Harris’ contempt for the Constitution and its founding principles is indefensible. Her rhetoric is dishonest and amoral.
When Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha on August 23 of this year, Harris said: “I think that there should be a thorough investigation and, based on what I’ve seen, it seems that the officer should be charged.”
So, Harris once again – without all the facts and no investigation completed – said the police officer should be charged. But didn’t she in 2015, say that decisions should be made after a complete review of the facts? Well Harris did not wait for the facts here, nor did she wait for a full investigation. Instead, she chose to pander and incite division and hostility – as usual.
But Harris was not done. So as not to offend the BLM movement, Harris went to Wisconsin to talk to Jacob Blake. The PR stunt was intended to show that Harris and Biden were outraged by the shooting and wanted to give the impression that Jacob was another innocent victim of ongoing police brutality. Jacob, a criminal with an extensive rap sheet and an open warrant for sexual assault talked to Harris. The senator told Jacob that she was proud of him and how he is working through his pain.
Harris went on to say, “I mean they’re an incredible family and what they’ve endured, and they do it with such dignity and grace.” What was Kamala Harris thinking? The optics were clear enough. Harris and Biden side with the criminal supposedly shot by racially motivated cops and show no interest or concern for Blake’s female victim. It looks like Harris effectively scuttled the Me-Too movement with this ill-considered visit.
Harris doubled down on her stupidity by meeting with the Jacob’s father, Jacob Blake, Sr. Not a good look for Harris, given the fact that Jacob Blake Sr. has made a slew of anti-Semitic and anti-white posts on Facebook in 2018 and 2019, and has also expressed support for Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam leader who preaches black superiority over whites and whose rhetoric is deeply racist, anti-Semitic and anti-LGBT.
When her rhetoric was challenged a few days later, Harris backpedaled, conceding that, “Everyone is entitled to due process, including police officers. And I encourage that. I support that.”…the prosecutor in the case must make a decision based on all the evidence and all of the laws that include giving everyone, and in particular those who might be charged, due process in the process.” A little too late. The damage had been done. Harris and Biden once again were exposed for the race-arsonists they are.
This past summer, Harris spoke about a recent decrease in news coverage of the Black Lives Matter protests while appearing virtually with Stephen Colbert on the The Late Show.
Colbert pointed out that media coverage of the nationwide protests appeared to be on the decline following George Floyd’s death.
Harris agreed but added, “They’re not going to stop. This is a movement. They’re not going to stop before Election Day in November, and they’re not going to stop after Election Day. Everyone should take note of that on both levels, that they’re not going to let up and they should not, and we should not. Some of the success that we’ve been able to achieve around criminal justice reform would not have happened in recent years were it not for Black Lives Matter,” Harris added. “These movements provide a counterforce to get us to where we need to be.”
“Almost every one of those marches has been about one fundamental ideal in our country, which is equal justice under law,” she said. “And fighting to make sure that we have a government and a country that, at least every few steps, gets closer to achieving that ideal.”
Harris said that the protests “are the catalyst to getting there.” Really? Anarchy, violence, and looting is helping us get to “where we need to be”?
While campaigning in Wisconsin, Harris said, “Justice: let’s talk about that, because the reality is that the life of a black person in America has never been treated as fully human, and we have yet to fulfill that promise of equal justice under law.
The “life of a black person in America has never been treated as fully human?” Is that right? This is unabashed idiocy and intentional race-baiting. This is another asinine and incendiary comment by a woman who has achieved success a prosecutor, state attorney general, United States Senator and is now the vice-presidential candidate for the Socialist Democrat Party. Does she even listen to what she says? Harris has said she identifies as black. Does that mean she has never been treated as human? How transparently dishonest and stupid. Does her white husband treat her as a human?
Perhaps Harris’ most appalling and most notable affront to due process and civil conduct occurred last year. Senator Kamala Harris, as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, displayed her true colors with her mean-spirited inquisition of Judge Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court Justice confirmation hearings in September of 2019.
Harris said that she believes Christine Blasey Ford, a California woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, adding that her Senate testimony would offer a clearer picture “into who Brett Kavanaugh really is.”
Harris also noted that she has in the past had “many cases where there was enough evidence to believe something happened but not necessarily prove it beyond a reasonable doubt in a courtroom, but it doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.” This is not the legal standard for dispensing justice. Can you imagine a judge admonishing the jury with an instruction like that? This the height of irresponsibility on the part of Senator Harris.
Harris, like her Democratic colleagues, refused to afford Kavanaugh the presumption of innocence. Instead she announced that she believed Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, before the hearing had even started and before any investigation had been completed. Harris decided— based on unsubstantiated hearsay, with no facts in evidence — that Kavanaugh was guilty of sexual assault and perhaps even rape. Harris, an attorney, and candidate for the presidency of the United States afforded Kavanaugh no due process, presumed him guilty, and publicly declared that Christine Blasey Ford was to be believed despite the absence of any evidence. Harris’ conduct during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings was an unflinching refutation of the constitutional principles of American jurisprudence – it was not only unfair, it was amoral.
After Kavanaugh was confirmed, Harris piled on with even more dishonesty. “The Judge Kavanaugh the American people saw before the Judiciary Committee does not have the character, the temperament, or the judgment to sit on the highest court in our land. His own partisan, evasive, dishonest, and aggressive testimony demonstrates that we cannot trust him to be a fair and unbiased jurist. He is simply unfit.” Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!
Harris has repeatedly shown that she lacks the moral clarity and competence to lead. She is not ethically and morally fit to oversee the Attorney General and the Department of Justice should she ever succeed to the presidency. Her support of BLM is anti-American, and her rhetoric on race and social justice issues is increasingly shrill and irresponsible – often unfounded – and unquestionably divisive.
Kamala Harris does not have what it takes to be a leader. Her actions and her rhetoric show that she has forfeited any authority to lead this country. She has neither the skills, temperament, integrity, or respect for the Constitution to be a candidate for elective office in the United States of America. Harris will say and do anything to advance her quest for power, even at the expense of her fellow Americans. As such, Kamala Harris has forfeited our trust and is unfit to lead our great country.